Join Bob Sacha, Joyce Tenneson and Sean Kernan at the Rockport Opera House Tuesday, July 17th, at 7:30pm.
Bob Sacha is an award-winning photographer, multimedia producer, documentary filmmaker, editor and teacher who first made his name as a magazine photojournalist. As a contributing photographer at both Life and National Geographic Magazine, he covered a variety of assignments around the world for more than 25 years, from New Orleans and New York City to China and Easter Island.
Recently he worked as a staff producer at the groundbreaking multimedia production studio MediaStorm.org, where his projects were nominated for three National News Emmys and won awards from the Online News Association, Editor & Publisher, the New York Photo Festival, the White House News Photographers Association and The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.
Times of Crisis, a year in the life of the world’s financial meltdown, won the Documentary Project of the Year in the 67th Picture of the Year International competition among many other awards. It was produced and edited in collaboration with Thompson Reuters, as was his first MediaStorm project, Bearing Witness: FIve Years of the Iraq War,which also received multiple international honors.
Now an independent storyteller, Bob has directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Starbucks, Apple, The Asia Society, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundations, among other international clients.
He is currently an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism, a journalism school with the soul of a Silicon Valley startup. He teaches and consults worldwide on documentary storytelling and new media for the internet and continues to shoot and realize nonfiction films, primarily for the web.
You can see his work online at bobsacha.com
Joyce Tenneson internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Tenneson's work has been published in books and major magazines worldwide. This volume is her first complete retrospective since she started looking through a viewfinder more than a quarter century ago. As critic Vicki Goldberg states: “Tenneson possesses a unique vision which makes her photographs immediately recognizable. She creates enigmatic and sensuous images that are timeless and haunting. Whether a classically draped nude or a mysterious portrait of a young child and an aged man, her photographs speak to the fragility of life, its poignant beauty - and its pain. The images are deeply affecting, often evoking forgotten memories." Tenneson is among the most respected photographers of our time. Her work has been shown in exhibitions worldwide and is part of numerous private and museum collections. Her photographs and portraits appear frequently on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. Tenneson is the author of several books including the best seller, Wise Women, which was featured in a six-part Today Show series. She is also the recipient of many awards and in a recent poll conducted by American Photo Magazine readers voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women in the history of photography. The Lucie Awards recently named Joyce Tenneson as Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2005.
Sean Kernan runs a successful studio, and in addition he teaches, writes, and lectures on creativity and photography, at such places as the Maine Media Workshops, the New School/Parsons, ICP, Santa Fe Workshops, Omega Institute, and Art Center (Pasadena). His unusual approach to teaching, developed over 25 years, uses a series of experiential exercises takes photographers back their creative beginnings. He has been honored for this work, and has lectured widely and written about it in a series of articles in Communication Arts. Most recently he taught workshops to faculty at MMW and Art Center, Pasadena. Sean has published two monographs, The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges) and Among Trees. His work has been exhibited in the US, France, Mexico, Greece, Korea and Italy, and published in numerous periodicals such as Communication Arts, Graphis, the New York Times Magazine and View Camera. Please visit Sean's work at http://www.seankernan.com and http://www.facesudan.com/ His web site is www.arthurmeyerson.com.
Maine Media Workshops invites the entire community to the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, for our free Master Series event!